PLA Portfolio Assessment Course Subjects
- Commercial Pilot Air Flight A (AVF-221) 3.00 s.h.
- Review of maneuvers and procedures, basic instruments including radar approaches, use of radio aids for navigation, cross-country flying, night operations. Transition to higher performance aircraft.
- Commercial Pilot Air Flight B (AVF-222) 3.00 s.h.
- Review of maneuvers and procedures, basic instruments including radar approaches, use of radio aids for navigation, cross-country flying, night operations. Transition to higher performance aircraft. Introduction and practice of precision.
- Commercial Pilot Roto Flight A (AVF-223) 3.00 s.h.
- Successful completion of check flight with an FAA pilot examiner. Helicopter maneuvers and procedures, basic instruments including radar approaches, use of radio aids for navigation, cross-country flying. Transition to more complex helicopter.
- Instrument Pilot Roto Flight (AVF-226) 3.00 s.h.
- FAA Pilot License. Instrument flight planning; filing and instrument flight plan; helicopter performance, range, and fuel requirements; successful completion of check flight with FAA pilot examiner; helicopter recovery from unusual attitudes and emergency procedures; IFR cross-country flying; ATC procedures.
- Principles of Instruction (AVF-337) 3.00 s.h.
- Basic principles of learning & teaching, curriculum analysis & flight crew training methods are presented. Basic flight maneuvers & instrument flying methods are analyzed & strong emphasis is placed on in-class teaching opportunities & development of instructional materials.
- Basic Aerodynamics (ATC-101) 3.00 s.h.
- Basic principles & relationships including subsonic aerodynamic principles & application to basic flight techniques & procedure. Applying basic principles of physics to aerodynamic problems; state basic aerodynamic results & their limitation; explain relationships in both two and three dimensional subsonic flow situations; describe operating differences between low and high performance aircraft; and analyze attitude flying principles; configuration change procedures; take-off; approach landing and multi-engine procedures.
- Navigation II (ATC-202) 3.00 s.h.
- Fundamental concepts, techniques & procedures involved in science of instrument flight. After completion student should be able to apply aerodynamic factors; explain efficient attitude instrument flying techniques; explain operating principles & limitations of flight instruments; utilize appropriate navigational & safety equipment, facilities & flight control devices; describe federal airway system; interpret all instrument flight charts; apply/explain air traffic control procedures, regulations and publications designed to insure safe & orderly operation of IFR flight.
- Private Pilot Airplane Flight (AVF-121) 3.00 s.h.
- Airplane registration, airworthiness, equipment documents, log books, inspection reports; performance, range and operations; loading & line checks. Pre-flight operations, taxiing, normal & crosswind takeoffs & landings; climbs, level flight & descent at normal/minimum controlled speeds; stalls, stall recovery; 720 degree steep turns about point; normal landings; slips; emergency operation of aircraft equipment; cross-country flight planning; cross-country flying; cross- country emergencies; use of radio aids to VFR navigation & control by reference to flight instruments FAA.
- Instrument Pilot Air Flight (AVF-225) 3.00 s.h.
- Instrument flight planning; filing an instrument flight plan; aircraft performance, range and fuel requirements; required instrumentation and equipment and their proper use; advanced instrument flight techniques; recovery from unusual altitudes; emergency procedures; IFR navigation and instrument approach procedures; holding procedures, missed approach procedures; compliance with ATC procedures including actual IFR cross-country flying.
- Aviation Safety (AVF-303) 3.00 s.h.
- An examination of aviation safety designed to help the nonflying student identify major problem areas, evaluate safety programs & recognize the value and total impact of aviation accident prevention efforts. Major emphasis: recognition of impact of an accident upon industry. Underlying human factors which contribute to aviation accident identified and safety prevention responsibilities are evaluated. Basic principles of investigation are examined, and survey of accident cases is made to improve recognition of causes of actual failure.
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